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Villiera Chenin Blanc 2003

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 14.2 %vol
pH - 3.6
RS - 4.0 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Medium


Accolades

Previous Awards:
2002 - International Michelangelo Awards, 2002, Gold Medal
2002 - Veritas, 2002, Gold Medal
2002 - JOHN PLATTER Wine Guide, 2003, 4 Stars
2002 - Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland), 2002, Gold Medal
2001 - Diners Club Winemaker of theYear, 2001, Top 10
2001 - JOHN PLATTER Wine Guide, 2002, 4 Stars
2001 - Veritas, 2001, Double Gold Medal
2001 - Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland), 2001, Gold Medal
2000 - Wine of the Month Club, 2001, Winner
2000 - Veritas, 2000, Silver Medal
2000 - JOHN PLATTER Wine Guide, 2001, 4 Stars
1999 - Veritas, 1999, Silver Medal
1999 - SAA Awards, 1999, First Class
1998 - Veritas, 1998, Silver Medal
1996 - Veritas, 1996, Silver Medal
1996 - Wine of the Month Club, 1996, Winner
1996 - SAA Awards, 1996, Business Class
1996 - WINE Magazine Chenin Blanc Wine Challenge, 1999, Winner
1996 - WINE Magazine, 1999, 4 Stars
1996 - WINE Magazine, 1998, 4 Stars
1995 - SAA Awards, 1995, Business Class

Tasting Notes

The wine has intense fruit with a hint of wood spice on the nose, including pineapple, guava and citrus. On the palate it is rich and full bodied with good balance and a long finish.

Ageing Potential

The wine has the structure to last but Chenin Blanc can also be enjoyed young.

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

In The Cellar

Villiera was amongst the pioneers of wooded Chenin Blanc in the Cape, albeit only partial, which resulted in a very integrated wine. The aim was to produce a rich, ripe wine which could handle a dimension of oak and would improve over an extended period. This was achieved by picking fully ripe grapes, allowing 6 hours of skin contact and pressing gently. Forty percent of the wine was fermented in oak, while the balance fermented in stainless steel.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2021 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2020 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2019 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2018 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2017 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2016 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2015 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2014 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2013 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2013 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2012 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2011 Jeff Grier & Christiaan Visser Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2010 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2009 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2008 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2008 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2007 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2006 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2005 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2003 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2000 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 1999 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc


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Cnr R101 & R304, Koelenhof, P.O. Box 66 , Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa

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